Content Processing Design Consultant
BT Group
Ireland-United Kingdom
6d ago

Working pattern

StandardSalary : Competitive

Closing date

Dec 30, 2018, 6 : 59 : 00 PM

London

Our purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. For each other, for our customers, for society and our communities.

We need you to help us do this.

Business Unit Overview

BT TSO’s purpose is clear : we’re responsible for the innovation, design, test, build and running of our global networks and systems, plus the delivery of the technical aspects of our big customer managed service contracts.

In fact our unit has been designed to help us work better together, right across BT, so that we can deliver a great quality service to our customers.

If we can do this faster and more competitively then BT will become the choice for our customers.

Business unit information

The role is based within TV, Media and Broadband unit of TSO, Specifically in the Delivery Design and Technology area. This is a small team who design capabilities and solutions along with technical support to BT’s Media & Broadcast unit in BT Wholesale and BTTV.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We will make all resourcing decisions in line with our equal opportunities policy, including our '2 ticks' registration in the UK.

For full details of BT's Equal Opportunity Policy, please visit : http : / / humanresources.intra.bt.com / fairness / eadiversity / 10381

Purpose Of Role :

The role provides a design function within a team responsible for the design of solutions serving UK and International Broadcasters.

He / she will produce and take responsibility for end to end design which includes Video, Audio and Network elements to meet customers’ requirements.

These solutions typically comprise of a mixture of off the shelf’ Network and Broadcast technologies.

This role is particularly focused on the encoding, decoding and monitoring of video, audio and ancillary data for contribution services between and within broadcasters networks

Applicants with significant experience of scripting / test automation / Linux / Security and a desire / aptitude to move to a role in the broadcast area are encouraged to get in touch even if they don’t currently have the broadcast skills or experience.

Key Responsibilities :

  • To work on technical projects with minimal guidance.This may involve working alone or as part of a wider project team providing design expertise for BT Media and Broadcast.
  • Specifically in the conveyance of contribution / distribution signals over wide area networks (Including IP / MPLS / Fibre).

    The individual should have an excellent understanding of some and a working knowledge / appreciation of other broadcasting compression technologies used in contribution applications (J2K, TICO, AVC, HEVC, APTX) plus broadcast signals and interface formats such as High Definition, Ultra High Definition, SMPTE 2022, SMPTE 2110, AES-

    3, AES-67 and DVB-ASI.The role covers all stages of the design process from initial design impact assessments, high level designs, low level designs, governance, architecture and security conformance, test and delivery.

  • Input to and develop yearly service roadmaps.,
  • Develop and deploy engineering plans both from a technology and a capacity management standpoint.
  • To continually drive for outstanding Customer Service and Satisfaction, and engender and contribute to an absolutely customer focused approach to doing business.
  • Provide major bid engineering support to Media and Broadcast area.
  • Provide 3rd Line support of the Platforms to Operations / Service Assurance if required by the Engineering Service & Development or Advanced Engineering Teams
  • Business Impact :

    Makes a major contribution to defining and recommending designs to meet the needs of broadcast customers (Network, Video and Audio).

    Contributes to transformation strategy for one or more platforms and inputs to MFU roadmaps / future plans.

    Authority / Decision Making :

    Works under broad direction.

    Full accountability for own technical work or project / management responsibilities.

    Receives assignments in the form of objectives.

    Establishes own milestones, team objectives and delegates assignments.

    Work is often self-initiated.

    Input into supplier selection for small to medium sized projects.

    Contributes budgetary capex build for the designs that are produced.

    Purpose Of Role :

    The role provides a design function within a team responsible for the design of solutions serving UK and International Broadcasters.

    He / she will produce and take responsibility for end to end design which includes Video, Audio and Network elements to meet customers’ requirements.

    These solutions typically comprise of a mixture of off the shelf’ Network and Broadcast technologies.

    This role is particularly focused on the encoding, decoding and monitoring of video, audio and ancillary data for contribution services between and within broadcasters networks

    Applicants with significant experience of scripting / test automation / Linux / Security and a desire / aptitude to move to a role in the broadcast area are encouraged to get in touch even if they don’t currently have the broadcast skills or experience.

    Key Responsibilities :

  • To work on technical projects with minimal guidance.This may involve working alone or as part of a wider project team providing design expertise for BT Media and Broadcast.
  • Specifically in the conveyance of contribution / distribution signals over wide area networks (Including IP / MPLS / Fibre).

    The individual should have an excellent understanding of some and a working knowledge / appreciation of other broadcasting compression technologies used in contribution applications (J2K, TICO, AVC, HEVC, APTX) plus broadcast signals and interface formats such as High Definition, Ultra High Definition, SMPTE 2022, SMPTE 2110, AES-

    3, AES-67 and DVB-ASI.The role covers all stages of the design process from initial design impact assessments, high level designs, low level designs, governance, architecture and security conformance, test and delivery.

  • Input to and develop yearly service roadmaps.,
  • Develop and deploy engineering plans both from a technology and a capacity management standpoint.
  • To continually drive for outstanding Customer Service and Satisfaction, and engender and contribute to an absolutely customer focused approach to doing business.
  • Provide major bid engineering support to Media and Broadcast area.
  • Provide 3rd Line support of the Platforms to Operations / Service Assurance if required by the Engineering Service & Development or Advanced Engineering Teams
  • Business Impact :

    Makes a major contribution to defining and recommending designs to meet the needs of broadcast customers (Network, Video and Audio).

    Contributes to transformation strategy for one or more platforms and inputs to MFU roadmaps / future plans.

    Authority / Decision Making :

    Works under broad direction.

    Full accountability for own technical work or project / management responsibilities.

    Receives assignments in the form of objectives.

    Establishes own milestones, team objectives and delegates assignments.

    Work is often self-initiated.

    Input into supplier selection for small to medium sized projects.

    Contributes budgetary capex build for the designs that are produced.

    Qualifications

    Should ideally hold B.Eng / M.Eng Degree level qualification or equivalent in various vendor areas.

    Should have a good level of knowledge of network technologies such as MPLS / IP, BGP, OSPF, Multicasting (point to multipoint within a VPN),.

    Must have an appreciation of relevant SMPTE 2022, 2110 standards on Video over IP standards associated with the carriage (encapsulation, encoding / decoding) of Video and Audio signals into IP.

    Should have an appreciation on Software Defined Networks and the Appropriate Control, Planning and monitoring systems that could be used to configure end to end video flows across an MPLS Network

    Should have experience of supporting ITT, Vendor Selection and winning new business activities from a Design perspective.

    Should have an awareness broadcast industry developments such as remote production, High Dynamic Range, enhanced audio formats (like Dolby Atmos).

    Should have a good awareness of current industry standardisation efforts such as ongoing SMPTE-2110 work, AMWA, JT-NM and VSF initiatives.

    Could have experience in test automation including the use of scripting tools such as Python, Perl, Shell script.Should also have experience of using scripting / VBA Macros to automate production of config for large network deployments.

    Should have experience of working with linux based devices and standard security enhancement tools such as IPTables.

    Conditions Of Employment

    Voluntary terms apply as such there is no relocation support available.

    Basis of Rating

    Factors taken into consideration in assessing candidates include experience, knowledge and skills applicable to the role.

    There will be an element of automated ranking based upon the information entered by the candidate; however, the final decision to interview will be made by recruiting managers.

    Who may apply

    Suitably qualified people (BT people and those on a fixed term / short term contract). BT Managers with an overall assessment of generally satisfactory or better, or Team members with an overall rating of AS or above.

    Agency people are not eligible to apply.

    We'll also need to see these on your CV

    Skills / Experience :

    Able to be a contributor individually providing direction to others.

    Can anticipate internal / external business issues and develops own discipline using own knowledge to focus work and drive improvements.

    Has the ability to explain / present highly complex ideas. An ability to grasp new concepts and technologies quickly is highly desirable.

    Can manage own time and able to develop plans for work activities in own area over the medium / long-term and to support strategic planning activities.

    Should be able to work with minimal management supervision.

    Has excellent communication skills, written, verbal and presentational

    Could have experience in test automation including the use of scripting tools such as Python, Perl, Shell script.Should also have experience of using scripting / VBA Macros to automate production of config for large network deployments.

    Should have experience of working with linux based devices and standard security enhancement tools such as IPTables.

    Why choose us?

    We are in an incredibly competitive industry and it’s not just the technology that’s important, but the world of promise it creates for our customers.

    We live and work in a connected world where people want seamless service, great products and the best connectivity there is, as well as continually expecting more and more from us, and rightly so.

    Technology is BT’s powerhouse, with our expert technologists, we have a unique position in BT. By bringing together our technical and commercial expertise, and our insight and passion for customer experience, we help BT stand out from the competition.

    With the best networks and smart innovative products, combined with a personal experience, it sets us apart from the pack.

    Innovation drives everything we’ve done since BT started in 1846. Coming up with new ideas and developing new technologies is central to our future.

    We want to improve people’s lives for the better in welcome, relevant and affordable ways and we’ll be fast to market with an effortless experience to match.

    We will continue to focus on developing our converged network capabilities which will give customers seamless connectivity.

    Our skilled people will lead this technological revolution, not only for our customers but for the industry across the Globe, truly making customers our heartbeat.

    At BT, we’re creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. Diversity makes sense for us, for our customers and for our future.

    We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We’re happy to consider ways of working that will mean you can perform at your best.

    If you want to talk about working part-time or as a job share in this role, please apply and we’ll do our best to get the balance right.

    We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We’re creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed.

    That’s why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

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